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Booz & Company New York City Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to build valuable skills and work alongside incredibly smart people (in 30 reviews)

  • Great people, roll up sleeves and get things done (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is a bit tough long hours stressful due to deadlines (in 74 reviews)

  • Long hours (which is pretty standard for consulting) (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting pure strategy work with Fortune 100 clients

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Overall good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility is good (as good as it can be for a management consulting firm). There are a few formal programs in place (i.e. sabbatical, reduced work schedules).

    Also, working with highly intellectual people challenges you all the time, keeps you on your toes and motivated.

    Cons

    Can be reactive versus proactive to market needs.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the potential long term pro's and con's of a decision before making it


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good learning opportunity but awful culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, good set of colleagues at times and travel perks

    Cons

    Old Boys Club culture
    Business is very unstable
    Little regard for people and their needs - this is not a place to have a long term career
    Short sighted and incredibly arrogant leadership
    Did I say terrible culture?

    Advice to Management

    Put your ego aside and try to be a decent firm. Treat your employees like human beings and stop pretending you're anywhere as close to MBB as you think


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  5. "Strong heritage and brand but not as broad as MBB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    smart folks, compensation, great in Middle East

    Cons

    no work life balance, poor SCM. procurement practices


  6. "Good -- not great firm due to lack of scale and questionable leadership appointments"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall good firm with new CEO trying to put Booz on right path. When business is good -- plenty of opportunity to go around.

    Cons

    Lack of scale creates knee jerk environment when utlization is low. Leadership manages business 8 -12 weeks out... several Partners on management team lack leadership / mgmt skills. Poor communication from top down. Firm is having a bit of an identity crisis.


  7. "Olympic training ground - incredible projects, colleagues ...horrible culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exceptionally bright colleagues. Real world problems with the ear of senior business people to fix them. Really bright, capable partners

    Cons

    Widely recognized for a horrible culture. Cut Throat environment. *very weak* leadership

    Advice to Management

    If it feels like the boat is sinking, look in the mirror!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Go somewhere else if you have the option, or you might now have a job 6 months in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great brand name to have on resume
    -Good experience and exposure, if you can network to the right projects
    -Solid mentorship, if you can find the right people to look out for you

    Cons

    -Requires knowing the right people: promotions not based on merit and project staffing is not based on skill set
    -Staff consistently treated as a resource: little focus on developing talent, high burn out rate from being overwork, and often treated as less than humans, with a very passive aggressive and acidic culture
    -Extremely cyclical business cycles: the lows are extremely low with more than 50% of staff on the beach. this resulted in a significant chunk of my starting class fired at 6 months into the job.

    Advice to Management

    -If you want to hire and retain talent, treat your people well


  9. "Lots of Pros, Lots of Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Very clear distinction between client staff and support staff. If you're part of the latter you often feel inferior. Very different pay scales between the two. Not much upward mobility. Promotions are rare and your manager has to "make a case" in front of a committee in order for you to get even the slightest promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees, have employees socialize among each other, improve morale, improve trust among employees.


  10. "Challenging projects and terrific co-workers. A great place to learn and grow."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will undoubtedly enhance your problem solving toolkit, which will make you better equipped to handle future challenges regardless of industry. It is also a great place to network with really interesting people.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is always tough when trying to establish yourself amongst other driven individuals.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "subscale global GMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time

    Pros

    Some great people
    Great start to a career - broad exposure across industries
    Good Ops capabilities

    Cons

    Acidic culture
    Most partners are there for themselves - willing to do whatever it takes to the rest of the staff to improve payout for the partners

    Advice to Management

    Find mechanisms to cull out partners that have retired, but are still there



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